Douglas Laing

Big Peat

Limited Edition, Christmas 2016

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Brand: Big Peat, Douglas Laing
Expression: Limited Edition, Christmas 2016
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 54.6%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Young and spirity, masked somewhat by smoke, but let it settle and it works for you, giving rich smoked cream, chamois leather and mint.
Palate: Here the spirit shows a little more with some bitter oak, smoke, citric acid and grapefruit pith all wrapped up in classic Islay smoke.
Finish: Reminds me of my first trip to Islay, cask strength goodness!
Comment: If you don’t like smoke, stay away. Like flying to Islay, you strap yourself in and hope for the best. A clear crisp view of the island from the aeroplane.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Young, phenolic and heavily peated with dusty and sweet peat. Hints of seaweed, iodine, manure and sugar coated barley follow. Water emphasises the oils.
Palate: Peat! Dusty, sooty and smoky. Hints of iodine and salt on the middle. Water brings out some waxy fruit.
Finish: Long, dusty and sooty again, with an alcohol intensified saltiness. Water doesn’t really open it up.
Comment: It appears to be a blend of peated malts. Could benefit from a little light and shade.
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